Each week our High Voltage column wraps all the news driving ASX battery metals stocks with exposure to lithium, cobalt, graphite, manganese and vanadium.

 

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Toyota is testing new and improved solar cell tech designed to charge EVs while they are parked or driving. Handy.

Sharp has supplied the fun-sized high-efficiency solar battery cells to create an onboard solar battery panel, installed on the roof, hood, rear hatch door, and other parts of a Prius PHV demo car for public road trials later this month:

The aesthetics need work. Pic: Toyota.

“In addition to substantially boosting its power generation output, the demo car employs a system that charges the driving battery while the vehicle is parked and also while it’s being driven, a development that is expected to lead to considerable improvements in electric-powered cruising range and fuel efficiency,” Toyota says.

Meanwhile, major carmakers VW and Ford have bolstered their EV collaboration, signing an agreement to share electric and autonomous car technologies, Reuters reports.

India steps up

India, until recently the world’s fastest growing major economy, is the latest global power to back the EV revolution with more than just words.

In its most recent annual budget, India announced income tax rebates of up to ₹1.5 lakh (about $3100) to customers on interest paid on loans to buy EVs.

Lithium–ion cells will also be exempt from customs duty, and solar electric charging infrastructure and lithium storage battery manufacturers will be offered investment linked income tax exemptions and other indirect tax benefits.

It’s not just Indian companies that will benefit — foreign companies that set up manufacturing plants will also receive tax exemptions and benefits.

 

 

 

SMALL CAP SPOTLIGHT

Of the companies on our list, 55 lost ground, 72 were ahead and 63 were steady this week:

A standout was junior explorer Bryah Resources (ASX:BYH), which made a new manganese discovery, just 5km from its historic Horseshoe South mine in Western Australia.

The discovery at the untouched Cheval prospect sent the Bryah share price up 48 per cent for the week.

Fifteen of 35 rock chip samples recorded grades between 20 and 30 per cent manganese, with the highest returning 41.3 per cent, Bryah says.

The company actually listed as a copper and gold explorer in October 2017 after it was spun out of Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL), before moving into manganese after uncovering high grades of the steel-making material and battery metal at its Bryah Basin project earlier this year.

US lithium play ioneer (ASX:INR) has commenced crucial pilot plant testing for the Rhyolite Ridge lithium-boron project in Nevada.

The pilot plant in Vancouver, Canada forms a key part of the project’s definitive feasibility study.

The main pilot plant run will process about 28 tonnes of Rhyolite Ridge ore over several weeks.

The finished product will provide lithium and boron products “within defined industry specifications for supply to potential customers as part of ongoing off-take negotiations”, ioneer says.

The company is also hosting potential customers and partners for inspections of the pilot plant while the main run is ongoing.

Northern Cobalt (ASX:N27) is all about magnetite and vanadium these days.

The explorer jumped 21 per cent last week after metallurgical test work from the Snettisham project in Alaska showed potential to produce a high-grade magnetite product with vanadium credits.

A 63 per cent Fe and 0.64 per cent V2O5 concentrate was produced from surface samples, Northern Cobalt says.

An August diamond drilling program will now test the grade and continuity of high-grade mineralisation, and supply samples for further metallurgical test work.

As for beleaguered vanadium plays, dawn approaches:

 

 

Here’s a table of ASX battery metal stocks with exposure to lithium, cobalt, graphite, manganese and vanadium>>>

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Ticker Name Price (Mon July 8 intraday] 1 Week Return % 1 Year Return % Market Cap
GPP GREENPOWER ENERGY 0.002 100 -67 $3,886,414.25
BYH BRYAH RESOURCES 0.08 48 -31 $5,294,612.00
SUH SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE MINING 0.039 34 -35 $3,450,309.25
RLC REEDY LAGOON 0.004 33 -69 $1,609,086.88
NXE NEW ENERGY MINERALS 0.02 33 -88 $3,017,908.75
VMS VENTURE MINERALS 0.026 32 -3 $20,173,716.00
CFE CAPE LAMBERT RESOURCES 0.011 22 -67 $11,219,205.00
INR IONEER 0.155 22 -54 $243,372,272.00
N27 NORTHERN COBALT 0.04 21 -74 $2,640,392.25
JRL JINDALEE RESOURCES 0.405 21 31 $14,172,884.00
CHN CHALICE GOLD MINES 0.145 21 33 $38,652,380.00
LML LINCOLN MINERALS 0.006 20 -74 $3,449,902.00
CZN CORAZON MINING 0.003 20 -70 $4,392,066.00
MLM METALLICA MINERALS 0.019 19 -51 $6,156,901.00
VML VITAL METALS 0.013 18 30 $22,653,946.00
LI3 LITHIUM CONSOLIDATED 0.06 18 -48 $5,659,327.50
TLG TALGA RESOURCES 0.5 17 -20 $111,948,288.00
IEC INTRA ENERGY 0.014 17 100 $5,428,136.50
BAT BATTERY MINERALS 0.016 14 -50 $21,089,464.00
DGR DGR GLOBAL 0.115 14 36 $73,581,824.00
BSM BASS METALS 0.008 13 -70 $25,288,872.00
SEI SPECIALITY METALS 0.032 12 66 $27,774,154.00
IRC INTERMIN RESOURCES 0.105 12 -38 $44,937,396.00
OAR OAKDALE RESOURCES 0.01 11 -52 $2,083,553.63
ENT ENTERPRISE METALS 0.01 11 -44 $4,014,127.50
TNO TANDO RESOURCES 0.075 11 -52 $17,036,830.00
CRL COMET RESOURCES 0.031 11 -38 $8,602,500.00
EUC EUROPEAN COBALT 0.02 11 -64 $15,995,644.00
PUR PURSUIT MINERALS 0.01 10 -88 $1,963,800.63
4CE FORCE COMMODITIES 0.011 10 -78 $5,097,452.50
SVD SCANDIVANADIUM 0.012 10 -57 $3,870,527.00
TMT TECHNOLOGY METALS AUSTRALIA 0.235 10 -54 $20,137,458.00
CHK COHIBA MINERALS 0.012 9 50 $7,975,371.00
KNL KIBARAN RESOURCES 0.14 8 -3 $40,966,936.00
RDS REDSTONE RESOURCES 0.014 8 -27 $6,635,500.50
AVL AUSTRALIAN VANADIUM 0.0145 8 -64 $27,633,814.00
BSX BLACKSTONE MINERALS 0.084 8 -55 $13,001,155.00
TON TRITON MINERALS 0.055 7 -6 $53,774,012.00
CNB CARNABY RESOURCES 0.14 7 36 $14,397,500.00
LCD LATITUDE CONSOLIDATED 0.015 7 -52 $4,127,685.00
GBE GLOBE METALS AND MINING 0.015 7 0 $6,988,835.50
ZNC ZENITH MINERALS 0.083 6 -53 $18,084,780.00
BPL BROKEN HILL PROSPECTING 0.018 6 -80 $2,514,017.75
CLA CELSIUS RESOURCES 0.034 6 -76 $25,745,414.00
TNG TNG 0.1 6 -12 $113,097,000.00
BDC BARDOC GOLD 0.054 6 -32 $68,672,840.00
PM1 PURE MINERALS 0.018 6 36 $8,257,377.50
RNU RENASCOR RESOURCES 0.021 5 -5 $24,221,912.00
LTR LIONTOWN RESOURCES 0.105 5 265 $160,952,944.00
MNS MAGNIS ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES 0.205 5 -43 $128,338,560.00
BUX BUXTON RESOURCES 0.105 5 -29 $14,966,098.00
PGM PLATINA RESOURCES 0.043 5 -44 $11,621,554.00
BAR BARRA RESOURCES 0.023 5 -45 $12,394,487.00
SRK STRIKE RESOURCES 0.049 4 -9 $6,976,045.00
MEI METEORIC RESOURCES 0.022 4 -14 $21,336,080.00
HXG HEXAGON RESOURCES 0.1 4 -51 $28,594,772.00
LKE LAKE RESOURCES 0.081 4 -25 $37,314,840.00
OMH OM HOLDINGS 0.87 4 -27 $638,909,184.00
WML WOOMERA MINING 0.03 3 -71 $3,381,133.00
NZC NZURI COPPER 0.31 3 24 $91,730,704.00
MIN MINERAL RESOURCES 15.385 3 5 $2,919,289,856.00
POS POSEIDON NICKEL 0.037 3 -3 $95,137,264.00
ARL ARDEA RESOURCES 0.375 3 -51 $39,273,808.00
BAU BAUXITE RESOURCES 0.037 3 -33 $8,362,471.00
BKT BLACK ROCK MINING 0.084 2 107 $49,771,824.00
NMT NEOMETALS 0.215 2 -23 $116,954,464.00
SYR SYRAH RESOURCES 0.8775 2 -69 $326,908,288.00
BEM BLACKEARTH MINERALS 0.063 2 -30 $5,269,285.50
GXY GALAXY RESOURCES 1.33 2 -57 $546,472,000.00
AGY ARGOSY MINERALS 0.075 1 -66 $75,073,160.00
EMH EUROPEAN METALS 0.4 1 3 $58,656,892.00
KDR KIDMAN RESOURCES 1.885 1 11 $765,067,072.00
HNR HANNANS 0.01 0 -33 $19,879,546.00
KOR KORAB RESOURCES 0.026 0 -4 $8,106,786.50
SBR SABRE RESOURCES 0.004 0 -75 $1,627,894.38
AUR AURIS MINERALS 0.016 0 -75 $6,538,901.50
CAZ CAZALY RESOURCES 0.023 0 -49 $6,620,830.00
MCT METALICITY 0.008 0 -65 $4,370,957.50
VRC VOLT RESOURCES 0.019 0 -5 $26,573,830.00
MZN MARINDI METALS 0.002 0 -82 $4,264,742.00
PAN PANORAMIC RESOURCES 0.29 0 -51 $155,003,088.00
KLH KALIA 0.001 0 -86 $2,514,347.50
KAI KAIROS MINERALS 0.015 0 -57 $12,784,093.00
CDT CASTLE MINERALS 0.005 0 -67 $1,118,979.88
ANW AUS TIN MINING 0.009 0 -40 $19,578,278.00
AZI ALTA ZINC 0.003 0 -59 $5,464,903.00
PSM PENINSULA MINES 0.0025 0 -67 $3,038,616.25
CZI CASSINI RESOURCES 0.098 0 39 $41,135,204.00
ARU ARAFURA RESOURCES 0.105 0 28 $82,242,680.00
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM 0.003 0 -83 $3,714,035.25
ARM AURORA MINERALS 0.011 0 -51 $1,405,599.38
MTH MITHRIL RESOURCES 0.005 0 -50 $2,534,335.25
DEG DE GREY MINING 0.085 0 -64 $34,207,228.00
MTB MOUNT BURGESS MINING 0.002 0 -71 $970,258.81
CMC CHINA MAGNESIUM 0.011 0 -45 $5,086,824.00
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES 0.003 0 -75 $1,509,460.88
NVA NOVA MINERALS 0.023 0 -22 $16,781,818.00
BOA BOADICEA RESOURCES 0.145 0 53 $7,662,550.00
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES 0.002 0 -75 $3,386,555.25
DHR DARK HORSE RESOURCES 0.004 0 -76 $8,098,486.50
EUR EUROPEAN LITHIUM 0.088 0 -60 $51,670,348.00
GED GOLDEN DEEPS 0.028 0 -28 $6,150,343.00
RIE RIEDEL RESOURCES 0.009 0 -85 $3,762,627.25
SCI SILVER CITY MINERALS 0.009 0 -74 $2,643,392.25
AEE AURA ENERGY 0.011 0 -50 $13,462,805.00
TKM TREK METALS 0.004 0 -82 $1,753,019.50
AUT AUTECO MINERALS 0.005 0 67 $5,012,323.50
SYA SAYONA MINING 0.009 0 -76 $13,780,595.00
LRS LATIN RESOURCES 0.001 0 -86 $3,892,466.50
MLL MALI LITHIUM 0.135 0 -72 $37,031,416.00
JMS JUPITER MINES 0.34 0 9 $666,056,960.00
DTM DART MINING 0.004 0 -43 $4,045,504.50
AML AEON METALS 0.205 0 -41 $137,979,296.00
GWR GWR GROUP 0.14 0 8 $35,492,440.00
AMD ARROW MINERALS 0.011 0 -50 $4,086,946.75
WCN WHITE CLIFF MINERALS 0.004 0 -94 $1,881,399.50
LPD LEPIDICO 0.027 0 -34 $97,180,304.00
SVM SOVEREIGN METALS 0.12 0 33 $43,112,840.00
JRV JERVOIS MINING 0.215 0 -42 $60,287,428.00
HAV HAVILAH RESOURCES 0.155 0 -29 $34,919,848.00
EME ENERGY METALS 0.13 0 -28 $27,258,830.00
BDI BLINA MINERALS 0.001 0 0 $4,543,882.50
AJM ALTURA MINING 0.115 0 -65 $244,428,192.00
TAR TARUGA MINERALS 0.026 0 -89 $3,670,348.25
POW PROTEAN ENERGY 0.01 0 -71 $2,802,935.25
FCC FIRST COBALT 0.155 0 -66 $57,698,700.00
RMX RED MOUNTAIN MINING 0.004 0 -50 $3,112,147.00
GME GME RESOURCES 0.05 0 -65 $23,287,174.00
CUL CULLEN RESOURCES 0.009 0 -57 $1,525,183.50
MTC METALSTECH 0.014 0 -86 $1,754,308.25
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCES 0.12 0 -66 $5,129,314.00
HGM HIGH GRADE METALS 0.007 0 -82 $3,170,565.00
CGM COUGAR METALS 0.001 0 -75 $1,176,583.25
LPI LITHIUM POWER INTERNATIONAL 0.285 0 6 $74,816,464.00
SGQ ST GEORGE MINING 0.11 0 -19 $36,883,844.00
RIO RIO TINTO 102.29 -1 42 $145,304,158,208.00
S32 SOUTH32 3.15 -1 -7 $15,817,391,104.00
FGR FIRST GRAPHENE 0.255 -2 43 $111,560,392.00
ASN ANSON RESOURCES 0.047 -2 -55 $26,948,128.00
AVZ AVZ MINERALS 0.046 -2 -53 $107,498,328.00
ORE OROCOBRE 2.755 -2 -49 $719,614,720.00
MXR MAXIMUS RESOURCES 0.0675 -2 -41 $2,350,026.25
TRT TODD RIVER RESOURCES 0.041 -2 -50 $6,209,378.00
CXO CORE LITHIUM 0.04 -2 -13 $31,127,666.00
SO4 SALT LAKE POTASH 0.745 -3 38 $181,402,016.00
GLN GALAN LITHIUM 0.19 -3 -39 $23,926,842.00
VXR VENTUREX RESOURCES 0.175 -3 0 $50,375,276.00
DEV DEVEX RESOURCES 0.065 -3 -10 $8,648,287.00
PLL PIEDMONT LITHIUM 0.16 -3 -16 $103,908,952.00
ORN ORION MINERALS 0.03 -3 -23 $60,100,348.00
VMC VENUS METALS 0.145 -3 5 $16,418,547.00
MZZ MATADOR MINING 0.27 -4 -23 $22,560,334.00
COB COBALT BLUE 0.1375 -4 -79 $19,487,328.00
AXE ARCHER EXPLORATION 0.125 -4 20 $23,556,514.00
PIO PIONEER RESOURCES 0.012 -4 -43 $17,335,390.00
HMX HAMMER METALS 0.023 -4 -18 $8,077,916.00
AUZ AUSTRALIAN MINES 0.021 -5 -77 $61,668,132.00
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING 0.02 -5 -35 $13,806,360.00
KTA KRAKATOA RESOURCES 0.021 -5 -20 $2,700,000.00
RTR RUMBLE RESOURCES 0.055 -5 -14 $21,218,508.00
FEL FE 0.016 -6 -33 $7,312,559.00
THR THOR MINING 0.015 -6 -55 $12,324,703.00
KSN KINGSTON RESOURCES 0.013 -7 -43 $20,376,560.00
AOU AUROCH MINERALS 0.049 -8 -44 $4,924,673.50
MRR MINREX RESOURCES 0.012 -8 -74 $1,150,532.75
NWC NEW WORLD COBALT 0.012 -8 -84 $9,265,487.00
GPX GRAPHEX MINING 0.25 -8 9 $20,714,124.00
A4N ALPHA HPA 0.125 -8 8 $65,216,504.00
LIT LITHIUM AUSTRALIA 0.054 -8 -44 $28,493,048.00
ERX EXORE RESOURCES 0.073 -9 67 $34,915,680.00
OAU ORA GOLD 0.01 -9 -50 $6,460,959.00
WKT WALKABOUT RESOURCES 0.4 -10 153 $120,303,288.00
PLS PILBARA MINERALS 0.495 -10 -47 $925,710,208.00
ESR ESTRELLA RESOURCES 0.011 -10 -61 $4,773,449.50
SI6 SIX SIGMA METALS 0.0045 -10 -65 $2,528,451.75
INF INFINITY LITHIUM 0.07 -10 -13 $14,731,977.00
CZR COZIRON RESOURCES 0.008 -11 -50 $14,284,410.00
PSC PROSPECT RESOURCES 0.2 -11 -41 $47,190,352.00
OKR OKAPI RESOURCES 0.16 -11 -46 $5,494,858.50
IDA INDIANA RESOURCES 0.026 -11 -55 $3,080,866.75
E25 ELEMENT 25 0.195 -14 -5 $17,462,382.00
CGN CRATER GOLD MINING 0.012 -14 -33 $14,729,950.00
ADN ANDROMEDA METALS 0.015 -15 100 $18,976,988.00
CNJ CONICO 0.011 -15 -67 $3,869,340.75
PMY PACIFICO MINERALS 0.006 -17 -44 $11,565,523.00
ARE ARGONAUT RESOURCES 0.005 -17 -75 $7,771,903.00
CLQ CLEAN TEQ HOLDINGS 0.32 -17 -53 $250,064,176.00
TKL TRAKA RESOURCES 0.015 -20 -68 $4,445,555.50
ADV ARDIDEN 0.0035 -25 -77 $5,044,140.50
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.002 -25 -67 $4,390,796.50
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